The Himalayas with us !!
The Himalayas with us !!
"Not all who wander are lost"- JRR Tolkien
For eons explorers, adventurers, spiritual seeker and ordinary people have been drawn to the the most revered mountain range in the world – The Himalayas! They have come to discover new frontiers, new challenges or to discover a new version of themselves. The Himalayas, after all, challenge your notions of limitations, endurance, survival and above all your self.
At Above14000ft we offer pure Himalayan journeys that help you re-discover yourself. Leave the map and let your wanderlust take flight, let us guide you through the odds to explore the unexplored. Gear up to experience high peaks, hidden valleys, remote glaciers and indigenous cultures.
Welcome to our backyard; let your adventure begin!!
Who are we
We are a personalised adventure travel company based in Manali. We specialise in organising small group Trekking, Mountaineering, Mountain Biking, Ski Touring, Paragliding, Birding and Wildlife trips across Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Uttarakhand in the Indian Himalayas.
We are based in the mountain town of Manali (Himachal Pradesh) in the Indian Himalayas. Manali with its close proximity to lots of 5000 to 6000 m peaks, big glaciers, wild rivers, tons of snow, wonderful climate and amazing people is the perfect backyard. It is here we spend a lot of our time practising our craft and sharing it with others who are inspired and motivated enough to try something new.
Making these adventures possible and safe, takes people who have been there and done that many times over. With our intimate knowledge and hands on experience of the Indian Himalayas, we are just that.
Apart from being in the outdoors ourselves we love to also share our world the Indian Himalayas with you though our journeys and to show our guests how to safely enjoy and conserve the outdoors.
With over eighteen years of experience. We have worked with people of all ages of various cultures and backgrounds with varying skill and abilities coming from all over the world. We have something to offer to everyone weather you are someone taking your first journey into the outdoors or you are a seasoned alpinist aiming to put up a new route on one of the many unclimbed peaks of the Indian Himalayas; our superb logistics planning, organising skills, our amazing guides and our first hand knowledge of the Western Himalayas are what you can rely on to make sure your adventure will be awesome.
Some of the best Alpinists in the world trust us with their expeditions!! Don’t just take our word for it watch what they have to say.
We have something to offer to everyone weather you are someone taking your first journey into the outdoors or you are a seasoned alpinist aiming to put up a new route on one of the many unclimbed peaks of the Indian Himalayas.
All our work comes from custom designed high quality exclusive trips that suit your needs and requirements.
Urban Novark, Manu Pelliser and Hayden Kennedy on Cerro Kistwar
Mick Fowler and Victor Saunders with Devraj
Paul Ramsden enjoying his high bivy on Kishtwar Kailash
Slovenian Alpinist Marko Prezelj takes a break for a photo moment on his climb - Cerro Kistwar 2015
Alpinism, minimalism, simplicity, a spiritual connection with the mountains and conservation of our environment are at the very core of all our journeys and all the things that define us.
My name is Kaushal Desai. I am the owner and founder of Above14000ft. I have spent the last 20 years hiking, climbing, birding, cycling and paragliding across Himachal, Ladakh, Zanskar, Garhwal, Kumaon, Kashmir and Sikkim and have an extensive first hand knowledge of these areas.
I have always loved to chat with people who have a passion for the outdoors and adventure so feel free to drop me a line with your adventure plans and maybe I could be help you with some ideas.